Who should light the London 2012 Olympic flame?
What was the first thing that went through your mind when London won the right to host the 2012 Olympics?
Joy at the prospect of the greatest sporting show on earth being held in the UK? Concern at how much it was all going to cost? Or simply, as Paris was also in the running for the Games: "We beat the French!"?
For some, thoughts turned to the opening ceremony and the iconic moment when the cauldron is set ablaze.
And now that London 2012 is just over a year away, we can begin to ask: "Who should light the Olympic flame?"
Muhammad Ali prepares to light the Olympic flame at Atlanta in 1996. Photo: Getty Images
Some of the great and the good of sport have had this honour bestowed upon them over the years. Helsinki, in 1952, was the first to select a well-known athlete to light the cauldron - nine-time Olympic champion Paavo Nurmi.
And who can forget the way Chinese gymnast Li Ning - the winner of six Olympic medals - 'ran' the torch to the top of the stadium in Beijing?
If sporting achievement is the criterion, there's only one candidate for 2012: Britain's five-time Olympic champion, Sir Steve Redgrave.
But Olympic success is only part of the history of lighting the flame.
Take Tokyo in 1964 - Yoshinori Sakai lit the cauldron that Games. Why? Because Sakai was born on the same day that the atom bomb exploded over his native Hiroshima.
And in Montreal in 1976, Stephane Prefontaine and Sandra Henderson were given the honour. Not household names, but two teenagers representing English and French Canada.
By that rationale, perhaps Daley Thompson is the right man for this job. For one thing, he is considered by many to be Britain's greatest-ever athlete, having won two decathlon golds, in 1980 and 1984.
But more than that, it is what Thompson represents to this multi-cultural nation that could make him the ideal candidate. Born to a Nigerian father and Scottish mother, he was raised in London - and couldn't you see him whistling along to the national anthem, as the flames rise high in the cauldron?
Then again, are Daley and Sir Steve still relevant to today's younger generation? At the Millennium Games in Sydney, in a tactical masterstroke, 400 metres runner Cathy Freeman was specifically chosen, so she could get used to being inside the Olympic Stadium. Freeman went from a hopeful to a hero just 10 days later, when, in a flash of green lycra, she became a champion. She remains the only person ever to light the cauldron and win a gold medal in the same Games.
So how about giving a helping hand to some of our current crop of would-be Freemans? Jessica Ennis, Christine Ohuruogu, Rebecca Adlington, Sir Chris Hoy or Tom Daley would all deserve the honour of providing the big moment at the opening ceremony.
Alternatively, what greater seal of approval is there to any Games than that of a Royal? Princess Anne participated in 1976 and she has always been a huge supporter of our Olympians. HRH was a part of the presentation that helped win the bid. And royals have previous form; Crown Prince Haakon of Norway opened the winter version in Lillehammer 17 years ago.
However, does the Princess Royal have that wow factor?
If it is an iconic sportsman you are after, look no further than David Beckham.
Becks appeared alongside Leona Lewis in Beijing, as the Olympic baton was passed from China to Britain, kicking footballs into the crowd. Plus, he has done this sort of this before - he accompanied six-year-old Kirsty Howard on the final leg of the Queen's baton relay at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester nine years ago.
But does Beckham - a footballer - really represent the Olympics?
As the song goes, there is nothing like a Dame - and Kelly Holmes embodies everything the Olympics is about. What more do you need on your CV than two golds at the same Games? In Athens, she was at the peak of physical prowess, but combined a steely determination to finally triumph after many years of adversity - isn't that the Olympic spirit in a nutshell?
Then again, perhaps it does not need to be an Olympian at all.
In Rome, 1960, organisers decided that the last torchbearer would be the winner of a junior cross country race. Giancarlo Peris - ironically an athlete of Greek descent - was the winner of that race and got his place in history.
Channelling the spirit of Peris - if you were watching the coverage of the historic day in Singapore when London won the bid, you will probably recall Amber Charles. She was the 14-year-old basketball player from Newham, who was the face of the bid. If London's Games are truly about youth and legacy, then maybe it should go to her?
However, if Barcelona is anything to go by, it does not necessarily matter who lights the flame, it is the manner in which it is done that is important. Antonio Rebollo was a Paralympic archer who had achieved moderate success over three Games, but once he shot that flaming arrow high into the Spanish sky in 1992, he became an icon.
Using that same idea, what greater way to say "thank you" for all that they do for our country, than to select a representative from the Armed Forces?
Finally, for what the Games could mean to this nation, maybe it should simply be the man who brought the Olympics to the capital? Lord Coe - or just plain old Seb, as he was when he won gold in Moscow and LA - lives and breathes 2012 and few could argue with his relevance.
Organisers face a difficult decision over the coming months. But on London Calling on BBC Radio 5 live Sport on 12 July, we are going to try to help them out a bit. We will attempt to come up with a shortlist of candidates who could light the flame. But we need your help...
Let us have your suggestions below and tune in on 12 July at 2000 BST to hear how your selection gets on.
UPDATE Wed 13 July, 1245 BST:
Thanks for all your responses about who you think should light the Olympic flame in 2012 - on this blog, on twitter and by texting into 5 live sport's London Calling programme.
After getting hundreds of suggestions, our panel of Barry Davis, Matthew Syed, Boyd Hilton and Trevor Nelson managed to draw up a shortlist of six:
David Beckham, Dame Kelly Holmes, Sir Chris Hoy, Tom Daley, Sir Steve Redgrave, Daley Thompson
Now we want you to vote for who you think it should be.
For full details about how you can cast your vote and for full terms and conditions, go to the 5 live website.
Remember, this is just a bit of fun and may have no bearing on who eventually lights the flame - but Lord Coe did say he was listening to the show, so you never know!
Your choice will be announced on 5 live on 27 July, as Britain celebrates one year to go until the start of the London Olympics.